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COTTONWOOD - The Prairie boys showed they can shoot shot-for-shot with anyone for one quarter Friday night, Feb. 13, but as Lapwai's offensive…

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RIGGINS -- Quotes of the week: ”If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne

Grangeville Elementary Middle School basketball girls Allie Schumacher (in blue) and Ellie Austad (in white) were among the players who got a bit of floor time during halftime of the Grangeville-Orofino varsity game Feb. 5 at GHS.

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After reading the Idaho County Free Press for a decade, it is strange to see an issue without Marie Smith’s musings from Lowell. I have enjoyed the quirkiness, the stories from hunters, floaters, anglers along the Middle Fork and Selway Rivers, the photos of her grandchi…

WHITE BIRD -- The weather has changed again...snow, rain, slide-offs, boulders (can you say big?), and hillsides caving in, are all the mess this week. Be ever watchful of what is around you as you never know when something will happen.

COTTONWOOD -- Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. This is a day to honor your loved ones and let them know how special they are to you.

ELK CITY -- Treat your sweetie to a night out. The VFW Post and Auxiliary is having its traditional Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 15. Dinner includes steak, salad, rolls, and desserts. Cost is $15 per person. Be sure to call and make reservations.

Opinion

Last week, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 317, which would allow optometrists in our state to perform certain surgeries now performed only by trained medical doctors.  These lasers cut tissue and are therefore scalpels. When I learned how to do surgeries and laser proce…

Government is an over-achiever in collecting taxes on nearly everything we do. It’s hard to imagine anything in our everyday life that is not taxed. We are taxed for our homes, our property, our cars, our purchases, our earnings, our investments, and even after death. 

I am an out-of-towner (Pullman) who has followed Marie Smith’s column faithfully for about seven years through your website. It is indeed the first thing I turn to when I get the e-mail alert. Marie’s fine writing is a reflection of her wonderful view of the world: fair, honest, straightforw…

As one of the people in attendance described it, “It was a nice, peaceful board meeting until Norma came stormin’ up.” She had come to attack my character and ethics, and she did. The trouble is, that it was done with untrue claims. Norma falsely stated that I had paid for an ad to defeat th…

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